Who We Are


World MapINEE exists for and because of its members. 

INEE is an open, global network of more than 18,000 individual members affiliated with more than 4,000 organizations and institutions in 190 countries. INEE members are NGO and UN personnel, ministry of education and other government staff, local and regional CSO representatives, students, teachers, youth, donors, and researchers who work in education in emergencies.


Join the network

Membership is free, and we encourage everyone working in the field of education in emergencies, and related initiatives, to join us by completing a simple registration form

Need more convincing? Watch these videos of INEE members describing why INEE is important to them. (Videos are available in several languages). Or scroll down to find out all the ways you can engage as a member.

INEE Membership Snapshot

Click through this 5-page report to learn more about INEE members.

Ways to ENGAGE

As an INEE member, you will be able to engage the full network in a variety of ways, like the following: 

  • Stay current: Get all the latest news, resources, events, and advocacy materials from around the education in emergencies sector, all in one place - inee.org.
  • Access: Discover a wealth of tools and other resources in the INEE Resource Database with its powerful search and filter functions, and in the expert-vetted Resource Collections, including for COVID-19 response.
  • Connect: Find other members by name, country, organization, and more in the INEE Member Directory (login required). You can also connect locally through our new Country Focal Points initiative!
  • Subscribe: Sign up to any of our 20+ email lists in Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish to get the latest right in your Inbox.
  • Attend: Join any of our webinars, roundtables, and consultations to learn and participate in relevant and timely discussions.
  • Engage: Follow issues that matter to you through our social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and more. 
  • Share: Use online forms to publish job vacancies, events, and resources on the INEE website (login required).
  • Contribute: Write blog posts to raise attention to specific issues, crises, and discourses, among other things.
  • Speak: Connect and engage with any of the INEE Language Communities, which facilitate advocacy, resource development, and knowledge sharing among INEE members who speak Arabic, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.
  • Deliver: Strengthen your work in EiE by making use of the INEE Minimum Standards and their companion tools to effectively prepare for, respond to, and recover from crises in the education, and support policy, advocacy, and evidence work.
  • Advocate: Equip yourself with talking points and tools to effectively advocate for education in emergencies, including for COVID-19.
  • Learn: Take the self-paced course on Education in Emergencies and other e-learning content coming soon. Join trainings - virtual or in-person - on the INEE Minimum Standards and other resources. They are in high demand and are first come, first served.
  • Explore: Follow new research and data from colleagues around the world, including in the Journal on Education in Emergencies and its Behind the Pages podcast, and the emerging outputs from the e-Cubed Research Fund. 
  • Socialize: Join other members at Meet-Ups and other open and informal gatherings to share experiences and discuss your work and thematic topics. 

Still not sure if you should join INEE?

Check out these particular benefits for various stakeholders. Click a stakeholder group to read more.

  1. UN and international NGO staff

    The largest share of the INEE membership is made up of practitioners who work for UN agencies and international NGOs. UN agencies and INGOs have broad perspectives on education in emergencies due to their engagement in many contexts and many of their representatives are members of INEE network spaces.

    • By engaging with INEE, you will have access to various INEE platforms where you can share your perspectives, resources, and experience on EiE with other colleagues at local, regional, and international levels.
    • By networking and forging positive working relationships with both new and existing partners within the INEE network, you will strengthen your work -- and your results.
    • Organizations with international purviews and staff in many different contexts can play key roles in the exchange and development of ideas from local to global.
  2. Local and regional CSO representatives

    INEE has a global mandate, but it relies on the knowledge, activities, and perspectives of its members at local and regional levels to inform the network’s priorities and outputs. INEE engages substantively with local and civil society organization representatives, many of whom are active in INEE network spaces

    • Adding your voices through INEE network spaces and global discussion forums facilitated by INEE will help shape the policies and priorities at every level so you have the commitments and support you need to succeed in your work. 
    • Connecting with others in the global network who are doing similar work to yours, based in your country and in other parts of the world, will help you learn more about their experiences and innovations and enable you to help them by sharing your own.
  3. Ministry of education staff

    Delivering education to people in a country is the primary responsibility of each government. Among many other things, this includes knowing the specific risks that the country’s education system may face and having plans to deal with them if a crisis occurs; these are preparedness actions that are critical parts of education in emergencies.

    • As an INEE member, you will benefit from the extensive resources available on the INEE website to support your work, including on COVID-19, using the INEE Minimum Standards, and developing preparedness and contingency plans.
    • Being part of this global network will allow you to exchange knowledge, skills, and connections with stakeholders near and far, including through interactive discussion forums, a technical support help desk, trainings, and mailing lists to receive and share up-to-date information.
  4. Academics and researchers

    Research and evidence have long been priorities of INEE, and academic members help drive the initiatives that strengthen and share the EiE evidence base.

    • By joining INEE, you will be able to interact with EiE actors of all types and see how the sector takes up and uses research. By regularly engaging with EiE actors, you will also gain a clearer sense of evidence gaps and the kind of EiE research most needed by the community.
    • Through contact with other researchers and practitioners, you will improve your access to the latest evidence and research from colleagues around the world, potentially identify new research partners, and strengthen your ties to the EiE research, data, and evidence community.
  5. Teachers

    A competent and skilled teacher is one of the most important inputs in any education system. Teachers are also critical members of the INEE membership, giving real voice to classroom knowledge and experience that is necessary to inform the work of the network.

  6. Students

    Many INEE members are currently students, mostly at the tertiary level.

    • As a member of INEE, the preeminent EiE network, you have direct access to EiE professionals and leaders in the sector, as well as to key EiE discourses and initiatives. 
    • The extensive EiE resources available on the INEE website will strengthen your studies and general knowledge on EiE.
    • You will expand your professional network and boost your job prospects in EiE.
  7. Adolescents and youth

    Young people are calling for access to relevant, equitable, and inclusive education opportunities that help prepare them for both life and the world of work.

    • Joining INEE will give you a platform to engage directly with policymakers and other practitioners and advocates to influence decisions that affect you.
    • Lend your creativity, priorities, and experience to the processes and discourses to define solutions to the education problems you face every day.
    • By joining INEE, you will be able to help feed into the tools that are being developed to inform the work that affects you, so that EiE actors in your community and country can work in response to your needs and priorities with you as partners.
  8. Refugees and IDPs

    The right to a quality education is critical for refugee and IDP children and youth, but the conditions in which they live often make exercising this right all the more difficult. INEE engages in events and initiatives (e.g. Global Refugee Forum) meant to bolster education for displaced learners, and we host consultative events of our own (e.g. virtual round tables) with this same goal.

    • By engaging with INEE, you will be able to raise your voice in the global discourses and decisions affecting your education. You will have opportunities to connect and share your unique personal experiences, needs, and priorities with EiE practitioners and policy makers from the local to the global levels.
  9. Donors

    EiE donors are a core part of the INEE membership, with many donor staff members contributing to and participating in INEE network spaces.

    • As a member of INEE, you can directly engage with national policymakers, advocates, researchers, and practitioners on a full scope of EiE-related issues that will give you and your organization deeper, unvarnished insight into the EiE sector and community, a clearer understanding of the needs and priorities of implementers, and new ideas for ways to more strategically invest in EiE to meet the needs of communities in crisis around the world.
    • Working side-by-side with diverse EiE actors, you will also gain a broader view of which actors are doing what, as well as opportunities to offer your priorities and expertise to EiE actors and stakeholders beyond those in your portfolio.

We also welcome any questions, comments and suggestions for us related to member engagement! Feel free to contact us through: memberservices@inee.org.